March 21, 2017
On your mobile phone you should soon start seeing when performing a Google search (google.com), shortcuts peppered on the home screen for quick access to in-depth experiences associated with sports, eat & drink, entertainment and weather.
Google Search is taking the next step forward: providing in-depth, tappable search experiences within the Google app, keeping you in the know about the things that matter to you.
Source: New shortcuts in Search help keep you in the know
March 17, 2017
I encourage you to visit Tom’s Guide (see source link below) for FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) when it comes to the Google Chromecast. I own several of these and especially love that I can mirror my android smartphone screen to the TV in addition to all the apps (such as YouTube) that can be cast to the big screen. The Chromecast is an inexpensive way to turn an older TV into a Smart TV…
The Google Chromecast is a cheap, simple way to stream video content right to your TV. Competing with the likes of Roku and Apple TV, the $35 Chromecast plugs into your TV and grants easy access to multiple streaming services, from Netflix and YouTube to Hulu and Google Play. You can even throw content from your Chrome browser to the big screen. Use this FAQ to get up to speed on the Chromecast and decide if it’s right for you.
Chromecast plugs into your TV and grants easy access to multiple streaming services, from Netflix and YouTube to Hulu and Google Play.
Source: What Is Google Chromecast? – How Chromecast Works – Tom’s Guide
March 14, 2017
I’ve been seeing article’s today to indicate that you can now send and receive money with Gmail for Android AND that this feature has been available on the web version of Gmail for some time.
I did not know, until today, that there was an option in Gmail to transfer money. From what I understand, a Google Wallet account is required.
On the web version, to send money to another recipient, see the following steps. For other options, such as receiving money, click on the source link below for further instructions.
Send money with Gmail
- Open Gmail.
- Click the Compose button.
- Enter the email address of the person you want to send money to.
- Add a subject and message text (optional).
- Click the $ icon (£ for UK users).
- Enter the amount you want to send and choose a payment method or add a new one.
- Click Review.
- Click Attach.
- Look over your message one more time and click Send.
To learn more about sending & receiving money using Gmail, click on the source link below…
Source: Send & receive money with Gmail – Computer – Gmail Help
To learn more about sending money using the Android version of Gmail — CLICK HERE …
March 11, 2017
You need to see this article that Phandroid has posted (see source link below) that will show you what Google knows about you, how this information is collected, where you can find this information and how you can opt out. Google collects this information, as a form of profiling, in order to better improve their products and services.
You may have already opted out of this collection of information; but, my guess is, you did not.
Did you know that Google knows almost everything that you do on their services? Find out what they know and how you can do something about it.
Source: Here is everything Google knows about you
January 30, 2017
Many of us at home rely on Google’s Gmail, as our email service provider. Gmail, for me, has been a very reliable service; however, I do often think, what would happen if my account was hacked and I lost years and years of accumulated emails???
To give some level of comfort there is a software solution called “Upsafe Gmail Backup” that gives you the ability to backup your email and even the option to restore email(s) that you may have deleted. All backups are stored local to a folder on your computer. The first time you run the software, the backup may take awhile depending on the amount of emails you have stored in your Gmail account. Subsequent backups are incremental and are much faster.
To get a feel how “Upsafe Gmail Backup” works, check out the video below. If further interested in taking a look at this and trying, click on the source link below.
Backup your mailbox with our free Upsafe solution. Restore your Gmail emails even when you deleted them from your trash box. Download it for free now!
Source: Upsafe Free Gmail backup
January 20, 2017
When I use my personal Gmail account, from Google Chrome, I typically log into two other Gmail sub-accounts that I can easily access or toggle to, from my main account. The problem I run into with this is that one of the sub-accounts I use I often need to get to Google Drive and a Google Website (Blogger) that is associated with that account. Google will not allow me to “EASILY” access those services from a sub-account when logged into my main account. As a result, I would typically have to log out of my main account and then log back into Gmail for the sub-account.
A workaround for this that I now use, is to go to the Google Chrome Menu (top right corner) and click on “New Incognito Window”. From the incognito window I simply log into the account I need to access (to get to Google Drive and the Blogger site) to perform the tasks that I need to perform. Since I am in an incognito window, I don’t have to log out of my main account and lose the login credentials for the other two sub accounts.
If you are wondering what the “Incognito Mode” is in Google Chrome???
“Incognito mode opens a new window where you can browse the Internet in private without Chrome saving the sites you visit. You can switch between an Incognito window and any regular Chrome browsing windows you have open. You’ll only be in Incognito mode when you’re using the Incognito window”.
January 19, 2017
This Gmail Phishing attack (see source link below) has been making tech news and is very important that you are made aware. It has been known by Google since March of 2016. This deceptive sneaky attack is currently only targeting Gmail accounts. The cybercriminals trick you into giving away your Google or Gmail Login Credentials. It is even fooling those who are tech-savvy and very familiar with phishing schemes.
Once an account has been compromised, the attackers immediately access it and start targeting the victim’s contacts.
Gmail phishing attack: cybercriminals use cleverly designed URLs and they immediately access the hacked accounts
Source: Phished Gmail Accounts Immediately Accessed by Hackers | SecurityWeek.Com